A Giant Laid Low by Too Many Blows to the Head

DENVER — Tall and imposing, indomitable even, 6-foot-8 with shoulders and a back broad enough to push a pickup truck. He was a star lineman on a state championship team in high school and for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, where he set a team record for starts and minutes played. He made second-team All-American and played three years in […]

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Former Baylor Football Player Is Acquitted in Rape Trial

WACO, Tex. — A jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours before acquitting the former player, Shawn Oakman, of sexual assault. […]

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Texas athletics program reports more than $219 million in revenue during 2018 fiscal year

The University of Texas athletics department financial machine just keeps pushing ahead. The Longhorns program had more than $219 million in annual operating revenue and total operating expenses of just over $206.5 million during its 2018 fiscal year, according to its new annual financial report to the NCAA. Texas provided the document to USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday evening, in […]

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Ex-LSU lineman loses leg after dog shoots him on hunting trip

A former college football offensive lineman had his leg amputated after a freak hunting accident caused by a dog who jumped on a shotgun during a hunting excursion last month. Matt Branch, an offensive lineman for Louisiana State University from 2008 to 2011, was hunting for deer and ducks in Mississippi with several friends on Dec. 28 when the annual […]

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North Dakota State Wins 7th F.C.S. Title in 8 Years

A perfect ending for North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman and quarterback Easton Stick resulted in yet another championship for the Bison on Saturday. Stick ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more as the Bison beat Eastern Washington, 38-24, for a record-setting seventh title in the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as N.C.A.A. Division I-AA. The title is […]

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College Bowl Games: Wisconsin Routs Miami, and Duke Defeats Temple

Jonathan Taylor ran for 205 yards and a touchdown and topped the 2,000-yard mark for the season, helping Wisconsin rout Miami, 35-3, in a chilly Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. Taylor, a sophomore, had runs of 39 and 41 yards, complementing a defense that forced five turnovers and helped Wisconsin (8-5), ranked fourth in the first Associated […]

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